Huron University College – Associate Vice President, Advancement

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement. As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within.
It is within this context that Huron invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP), Advancement.
Reporting to the Vice President, University Growth, the AVP, Advancement is responsible for managing high profile and high value relationships external to Huron to accomplish institutional fundraising targets and goals. To accomplish this goal, the AVP Advancement focuses on the development and support of Huron’s major gift portfolio that align with Huron’s mission and vision of Leadership with Heart. The AVP provides innovative and strategic leadership to the major gifts portfolio, campaign management, annual fund, alumni board, alumni engagement strategy, bequests and legacy giving, and stewardship and recognition. The AVP, Advancement is also engaged in identifying, qualifying, and cultivating relationships with a broad range of partners, including but not limited, to alumni, donors, friends of Huron, staff, and faculty, in which there is potential for present or future gifts to Huron. In consultation with the Vice President, University Growth, and working collaboratively with the AVP, Marketing and Communications, the AVP assists with the development and leads the implementation of an integrated advancement communications strategy for marketing, events, and donor relations for a broad range of partners. The AVP, Advancement provides leadership and supervision to a diverse team of professional staff, including oversight of team goals and objectives, guiding collaborative and cohesive efforts toward expected outcomes, and evaluating results with a focus on continuous quality improvement.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven and successful fundraising professional who has progressive leadership experience. You are skilled at fostering and supporting relationships who embraces innovative strategies that build relationships and promote ongoing engagement and support. As an advancement professional, you understand and adhere to ethical fundraising standards and supporting legislation. You are collegial and collaborative, which will aid you in your work to promote and contribute to Huron’s success. You are adept at managing multiple projects with shifting timelines and priorities and encourage innovation and problem solving. Your fundraising experience includes securing large, complex gifts in the 5 and 6 figure range. Experience managing and leading a team of direct reports is considered a strong asset, as is knowledge of a university environment. As a leader, you must foster and promote a welcoming environment for alumni, donors, friends of Huron, staff, faculty and community members from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited and recognized post secondary institution.
To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Huron University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Nicole Arnold (nicole@griffithgroup.ca).
Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging its responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Huron encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.
Should you require accommodation please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Insurance Institute of Canada – Vice President, Programs

The Insurance Institute of Canada (“the Institute”) is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 40,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters. Over 20,000 of those members are students and more than 18,000 are graduates who have earned the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation or Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation. This Institute is a founding member of the Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE). The Institute sets professional standards for the industry through education programs that lead to a range of designations and certificates, including the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP). As the Institutes members pursue rewarding opportunities in a rapidly changing industry, they can take advantage of ongoing development programs, seminar series and networking events offered by an organization devoted to learning for the real world. The Institutes graduate members of the CIP and FCIP programs are guided by a rigorous code of ethics and an evolving set of proven best practices.
It is within this context that the Institute welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice President, Programs (“VP, Programs”).
Reporting to the President & CEO of the Institute, the VP, Programs proactively ensures that the Institute delivers a responsive and broad menu of educational products to the insurance industry, its employers, as well as Institute members and future customers. The VP, Programs plays an active leadership role in the progress and strategic direction of the Institutes as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and is intimately involved in future planning activities, research and the development of the annual operating budget. Direct reports include: Director, Academic Programs and Product Development; Registrar and Director, Examinations; Director, Learning Innovation and Technology; Senior Manager, National Programs; Manager, Translation Services; and Manager, Career Connections. The entire Programs team includes approximately 40 people. The VP, Programs is also the executive lead for the Institute’s national Academic Council and related sub-committees.
The VP, Programs is responsible for the development of high-quality curriculum, learning resources and technology, instructional design and assessments of the Institute’s designation and diploma programs, including the CIP Program, the Canadian p&c industry’s core designation program, as well as the FCIP, ACIP, GIE, Risk, Commercial and CMGA programs, with delivery and administration as required in collaboration with local institutes and chapters. This includes oversight of full-time post-secondary institutions that partner with the Institute and/or use Institute materials as part of their programming. The Programs team leads the development of provincial licensing learning resources and examinations as required.
The VP, Programs leads the Institute’s ‘Career Connections’ division, which is responsible for helping the insurance industry educate secondary and post-secondary students about insurance; and seeks to drive awareness and recruitment of insurance careers among post-secondary students and career changers to help the industry address its talent gap, utilizing industry partners as appropriate to help accelerate this work. The VP, Programs also leads the internal translation department, which translates all education materials from English to French and vice versa, as well as marketing materials and other translation needs for the organization. Consideration is given to outsourcing requirements as necessary.
As the ideal candidate, you have leadership experience in the field of adult/professional education, and proven business acumen gained from within a similarly complex organization or not-for-profit educational body. You are comfortable developing and implementing successful business plans and projects with appropriate targets and deliverables. You have proven financial experience and skills, including a demonstrated understanding of budgeting. You have knowledge of adult learning theory and best practices in the development of professional education programs – including curriculum, instructional design and assessment. You are also familiar with modern and emerging learning technologies and their application to adult learning, and have knowledge of textbook publishing models. You have superior relationship building and communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Colleagues describe you as values driven, visionary, and a team player who promotes an open, transparent, accountable environment that encourages innovation and where employees can thrive and achieve professional and organizational goals. A Master’s degree is preferred, or a combination of experience and education. Knowledge of the property and casualty insurance industry is an asset. The ability to communicate in both English and French is also considered an asset.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with the Insurance Institute, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Tracey Trimble (tracey@griffithgroup.ca).
The Insurance Institute and Griffith Group Executive Search are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process.
We will ensure reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Ontario 211 Services – Board Member(s)

Ontario 211 Services (O211S) is the provincial coordinating body for all 211 services in Ontario. It oversees agencies which aid people struggling to navigate the complex network of available community and health programs. 211 infrastructure, 211 data and 211’s professional and certified Community Navigators guide the Ontario resident to access specialized services and information and inform government, agency and research program planning and investment based on the expressed needs of those who contact 211. In addition, Ontario 211 Services is a key contributor with local United Ways, United Way Centraide Canada and other 211s across the country to advance the 211system nationally.
The current pandemic has advanced the awareness and recognized value of 211 as a critical resource for Ontarians and the opportunities for further growth and increased impact in the Ontario Human Services space are immeasurable. To optimize its potential, over the last year, O211S’s Board and staff set to work in establishing a new strategic plan for the 211 system in Ontario. It looked ahead to understand the trends and signals that are likely to impact the way it deliver its services. O211S engaged a wide range of stakeholders to take the pulse on its areas of strengths and areas of improvement. The results of the interviews provided invaluable insights and helped it develop an actionable roadmap for the future.
It is within this context that O211S invites applications and nominations for Member(s) to the Board of Directors.
Supporting the goals, mission and values of Ontario 211, Board Members serve as a member of the Corporation and are accountable, individually and collectively, for the decisions of the Board. The Board steers and provides directional oversight to O211S’s management and, through it, to all 211 services in Ontario.
Applicants must have previous Board experience, ideally from a voluntary board that serves a non-profit or social services organization. Fluency in both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) is considered an asset. Candidates from across the province, but particularly from the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest, with any of the following skills and experiences are encouraged to apply:
• Training or direct experience in strengthening, diversity, equity, and inclusion perspectives in an organization’s business objectives and approaches
• Financial oversight with an accredited professional designation
• Data capture, storage and data/information sharing in a digital environment
• Marketing, communications, and public engagement experience
• Fundraising, specifically through corporate sponsorship
• Performance measurement and risk management
• Experience working in and knowledge of the community/social impact sector
• Knowledge of the Information & Referral sector

Term of Office – Board Directors are elected for a two (2) year term. They may be nominated by the Board for a second term of three (3) years, and a third time of up to three (3) years. Board Directors are limited to serving three (3) consecutive terms, for a total of eight (8) years.
Time Requirements – The time commitment for Board members ranges from approximately 10 to 12 hours per month. Members are required to attend monthly meetings, participate in semi-annual meetings, and to serve on at least one committee.
Location – Board Directors can be located anywhere in Ontario. When in person meetings resume occasionally, members will be asked to attend in person, most often in either Toronto or Ottawa.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with Ontario 211 Services, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).
Ontario 211 Services hires based on merit and is strongly committed to diversity and equity within its community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. It especially welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Ontario 211 Services throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.
We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Choice In Health Clinic – Executive Director

Choice in Health Clinic (CIHC) provides compassionate and client-centred abortion care to women and gender-diverse individuals. Driven by the desire to increase access and abolish shame, CIHC recognizes that abortion is essential, important, positive, and powerful. CIHC first opened its doors in 1988 and is a licensed and fully funded, non-profit clinic and registered charity with a community-based board of directors and an annual operating budget of $1.6M. The clinic receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and is an Independent Health Facility (IHF). CIHC is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). CIHC provides accessible, high-quality reproductive care, including abortion services, contraception and counselling, based on an anti-oppression model of care delivery. CIHC has excellent client satisfaction rates and an engaged interprofessional staff team, which includes 12 regular and 12 relief staff, a physician rotation, and management team.
It is within this context that CIHC welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership to ensure effective day-to-day management of service delivery, programming, finances, personnel and public relations at CIHC. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the relationships with both the external regulatory and the accreditation bodies, including the Ministry of Health, and the National Abortion Federation, and works with the Quality Advisor/Medical Director to ensure quality of clinical care and compliance with the Out of Hospital Premises Inspection Program, Independent Health Facilities Act and the National Abortion Federation. The Executive Director leads the communications strategy and serves as the formal liaison and contact person for community organizations, agencies, professionals, government officials and the media. The Executive Director plays an active role in fundraising activities and strategies which support the Access Fund.
As the ideal candidate, you are a leader who will passionately and effectively advance the principles of reproductive justice. Your management and leadership skills include financial management, human resource management, board governance, fundraising, and community engagement. Experience with strategic planning and risk management are considered an asset. You are comfortable using social media and with being a spokesperson and advocate. Your commitment to community-based health care is paired with your ability to establish and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, media and government agencies. Knowledge of the current healthcare and abortion-service landscape is also considered an asset. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and to working within an anti-oppression framework.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CIHC, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup). Please note, cover letters must describe your philosophy as it relates to abortion and reproductive justice. Applications without this statement will not be reviewed.
CIHC welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-deserving groups.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Choice in Health Clinic and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.
rks with Canadian kids’ mental health organizations to help solve their problems and co-create solutions that effectively build more capacity. Through funding from banks, asset managers, pension plans, family offices; the pro-bono support from partners such as Bain and Company, McKinsey & Co., MNP, Pemeco Consulting, RBC Strategy & Operations, Sia Partners, and The Boston Consulting Group; and from philanthropic donations, C4K brings together exceptionally talented professionals with capital commitments.

To accomplish this next phase of its development, C4K welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to a highly regarded Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all aspects of C4K including scaling the organization, business development, philanthropy, financial and human resources, and with developing the organization’s strategic plan. The CEO will be instrumental in guiding C4K’s annual “Investors Conference”, building on the success of its initiatives such as “The Bay Street Games”, and with needed fundraising capabilities to enhance C4K’s family office philanthropic program. As such, working with a dedicated and high caliber team, the CEO will envision new and further develop existing initiatives within the kids’ mental health sector; strengthen and develop relationships with senior executives at major financial institutions and family offices; and raise the profile of C4K’s respective initiatives through business development activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are committed to the aims and ethos of C4K and hold a desire to bring about positive change in the delivery of kids’ mental health services across Canada. You have a proven track record of securing funding, particularly through sponsorship and major gift activity, and an understanding of kids’ mental health issues, practices, and the provincial marketplaces, would be considered a strong asset. You are an experienced people leader who can enthuse, motivate, and develop a small team to deliver upon its goals through igniting people’s passion for the mission and vision of an organization. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and ideally are knowledgeable of, and familiar with, the capital markets industry. You are described as having the highest level of integrity and ethical behaviour, with personal drive and energy, and with the ability to interact with various groups of people, from children to government officials to senior executives, sponsors, and donors. You are at ease with public speaking and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Your experience with financial management and budget development skills are coupled with your strategic planning and change management skills. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and be located within a reasonable distance to work out of the Toronto head office.

To learn more about this unique and exciting leadership opportunity with Capitalize for Kids, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Capitalize for Kids welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Capitalize for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.

Huron University College – Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement. As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within.
It is within this context that Huron invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP), Marketing & Communications.
Reporting to the Vice President, University Growth, the AVP, Marketing & Communications will provide strategic leadership to a team of highly skilled marketing and communications professionals. Working with partners across the institution, the AVP will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s marketing, brand, and communications strategies, including developing and operationalizing a long-term brand strategy to capitalize on Huron’s distinct brand while building, enhancing, and protecting its reputation. The AVP will also be tasked with building partnerships and working collaboratively with internal and external contacts and stakeholders, and with Huron’s marketing and communications strategy. Knowledgeable about sector trends, the AVP will aanticipate evolving dynamics in the market to guide the architecture and adoption of an audience engagement strategy and create integrated marketing plans for Huron’s distinct audiences.
As the ideal candidate, you operate with a strategic mindset, are a trusted leader, and translate complex challenges into strategies to capitalize on your organization’s distinct brand. You are adept at building and maintaining strong relationships, with both B2B and B2C marketing strategies, and with optimizing the use of owned, earned, and paid media channels to deliver desired results. You are media trained and are comfortable acting as the spokesperson for an organization. Experience with crisis communications is considered a strong asset, as is a working knowledge of freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation. Candidates must be strong supporters of equity, diversity and inclusion, with supporting decolonialization and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and excellence, and with working with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation and cultural understanding. Candidates must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized College or University.
To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with Huron University College, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Nicole Arnold (nicole@griffithgroup.ca).
Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging its responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Huron encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.
Should you require accommodation please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca).

Capitalize for Kids – Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 2013, Capitalize for KIDS’ (C4K) vision is for Canada to have the most efficient mental health care system in the world. To accomplish this goal, C4K works with Canadian kids’ mental health organizations to help solve their problems and co-create solutions that effectively build more capacity. Through funding from banks, asset managers, pension plans, family offices; the pro-bono support from partners such as Bain and Company, McKinsey & Co., MNP, Pemeco Consulting, RBC Strategy & Operations, Sia Partners, and The Boston Consulting Group; and from philanthropic donations, C4K brings together exceptionally talented professionals with capital commitments.

To accomplish this next phase of its development, C4K welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to a highly regarded Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all aspects of C4K including scaling the organization, business development, philanthropy, financial and human resources, and with developing the organization’s strategic plan. The CEO will be instrumental in guiding C4K’s annual “Investors Conference”, building on the success of its initiatives such as “The Bay Street Games”, and with needed fundraising capabilities to enhance C4K’s family office philanthropic program. As such, working with a dedicated and high caliber team, the CEO will envision new and further develop existing initiatives within the kids’ mental health sector; strengthen and develop relationships with senior executives at major financial institutions and family offices; and raise the profile of C4K’s respective initiatives through business development activities.

As the ideal candidate, you are committed to the aims and ethos of C4K and hold a desire to bring about positive change in the delivery of kids’ mental health services across Canada. You have a proven track record of securing funding, particularly through sponsorship and major gift activity, and an understanding of kids’ mental health issues, practices, and the provincial marketplaces, would be considered a strong asset. You are an experienced people leader who can enthuse, motivate, and develop a small team to deliver upon its goals through igniting people’s passion for the mission and vision of an organization. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and ideally are knowledgeable of, and familiar with, the capital markets industry. You are described as having the highest level of integrity and ethical behaviour, with personal drive and energy, and with the ability to interact with various groups of people, from children to government officials to senior executives, sponsors, and donors. You are at ease with public speaking and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Your experience with financial management and budget development skills are coupled with your strategic planning and change management skills. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and be located within a reasonable distance to work out of the Toronto head office.

To learn more about this unique and exciting leadership opportunity with Capitalize for Kids, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Capitalize for Kids welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Capitalize for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.

Brock University – Dean, Faculty of Education

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous peoples, and strive to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock is located. Brock’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization is one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. Brock believes that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

In keeping with the priorities of Brock’s Strategic Plan, and with the intent to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions at Brock, this search for a Dean, Faculty of Education strongly encourages applications of candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply. 

For 55 years, the Faculty of Education has provided exceptional education and built pedagogical capacity for Ontario’s educational professionals. Founded in 1965, through a special arrangement between Brock University and the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Faculty of Education began operating as the St. Catharines Teachers’ College. When the St. Catharines Teachers’ College became integrated with Brock University in 1971, it became the College of Education. In 1989, the College of Education became known as the Faculty of Education. Over the years, this Faculty has grown into one of the most prestigious Faculties of Education in Canada and globally, with a superb record for research, teaching, learning and service. Currently, the Faculty of Education has over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate student alumni.  It has over 7,000 students engaged in full and part time studies, 45 staff members and 55 full time faculty members. The Faculty offers a range of programs through a one department model, including lifelong and lifewide perspective of education in early childhood, adult education, and educational studies. The Faculty operates from campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton. The latter is relocating to Burlington in the coming years. The Faculty of Education also includes the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education. The Centre establishes collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities, university faculty, and schools across Ontario and Canada.

It is within this context that Brock welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education, commencing July 1, 2023, or soon after. Applications must be received before November 22, 2022.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Education, works with the Brock community to enrich student experiences and build upon programming that supports a culture of excellence in teaching, research, service, and innovative curriculum delivery. The Dean provides supervision and supports to the professional and personal development of faculty and staff. Under the one department model, the Faculty offers a range of programs. The Dean provides effective and balanced support to all programs while promoting collaboration and embracing the unique challenges related to this structure. The Dean fosters opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to make an impact across the institution as well as regionally, nationally, globally. The incoming Dean must actively champion EDIA and reconciliation through advocating and taking concrete action toward these goals that are inline with the Faculty’s unique opportunities to support this work. As Brock’s Hamilton campus is relocating to Burlington over the coming years, the new Dean will be tasked with ensuring the relocation progresses smoothly, and that the lines of communication between both campuses are open and strengthened during this period of transition.

As the ideal candidate for the Dean, Faculty of Education, you are an accomplished scholar in the field of education with a proven record of impactful teaching, research excellence, graduate student supervision, service, faculty mentorship and engagement, and administration. Candidates must be appointable at the rank of, or be eligible for appointment as, Full Professor. A demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization, and an authentic appreciation for collegiality and collaboration is required. As the ideal candidate, you have experience building and fostering community engagement, and are knowledgeable of relevant provincial/national committees that would require your contributions. You have the ability to lead impactful change, both operationally and strategically, a strong strategic and creative approach to leverage opportunities, and with identifying and addressing challenges. You have a genuine commitment to students’, faculty, and staff members’ success as the university transitions to post-COVID models of teaching, experiential learning, scientific inquiry, and professional development. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and engage others, and excitement about the status and progress of education in Canada and beyond.

To apply for, or explore, the Dean, Faculty of Education opportunity with Brock University, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

About Brock University – Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning, positive student experience, and strong university-community engagement. Brock is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research.

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Blakely – Fundraising Strategist

Blakely is a woman owned and led strategic fundraising and marketing agency that combines expertise with fresh thinking. Since its founding, Blakely has helped some of the largest, and smallest, non-profits drive results and change lives. While Blakely’s team of strategists, creators, analysts, and project managers have many backgrounds, they all share one ambition: to help non-profits achieve their goals. Blakely values transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity and believes in ideas over egos, guts over glory, collaboration over competition. 

It is within this context that Blakely is seeking applications and nominations for the appointment of its Fundraising Strategist.

Reporting to a Senior Fundraising Strategist, as an integral member of the Client Relationships team, the Fundraising Strategist serves as the account lead to Blakely clients. Working in partnership with an Account Manager and a Senior Fundraising Strategist, the Fundraising Strategist leads campaign planning and strategy implementation through the use of budgets, insights reporting, and digital-first, integrated campaign strategies.  Externally, the Fundraising Strategist represents Blakely at events, conferences, and client meetings and builds relationships across the sector. Internally, the Fundraising Strategist provides leadership through bringing together the creative, data, digital & print production teams to ensure strategy and delivery excellence, and supports the company’s vision, priorities, and long-term goals.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven fundraiser with experience developing direct marketing programs for not-for-profit organizations. You bring a depth of knowledge about integrated direct marketing and annual giving, including digitally integrated campaigns via email, paid media, video, and direct mail. You appreciate the role of data in fundraising programs and can analyze program performance and determine appropriate strategic priorities. You are at ease presenting to various sized audiences and have excellent relationship skills. You have managed multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines with a broad range of internal and external partners simultaneously. As such, you are able to think strategically about challenges while developing and executing plans in a fast-paced customer focused manner.

To learn more about this important leadership opportunity with Blakely, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision care, 3 weeks vacation plus an additional 9.5 Blakely days off (half day Fridays before each long weekend and the office is closed for one week at the end of December each year).

Location: This is a location flexible position. The successful candidate will be able to choose where they do their day-to-day work either from home or the Blakely office, located in Aurora, ON. This position can also be fully remote, and is considered remote if you live more than 150 kilometres from the Blakely office. For non-remote workers, there will be a requirement to come into the office occasionally for meetings and meet in person with clients as the role requires. For remote workers, there will be a requirement to come to the Blakely office for in-person meetings six times per calendar year, with reimbursement for travel based on Blakely’s policy.

As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, Blakely believes that its culture is its biggest competitive advantage. It provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Blakely and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Community Music Schools of Toronto—Vice-President, Philanthropy

Community Music Schools of Toronto (CMST) is a registered charity that gives children and youth a rich and rewarding music and social education by removing the financial obstacle. For over 23 years CMST has seen that the study of music allows young people to flourish creatively, personally and academically, enriching their lives and future prospects. CMST’s students have access to some of Toronto’s best music teachers and a vast array of musical instruments and options. Students study everything from classical piano, strings, voice, brass, wind and percussion to electronic music, songwriting and recording. CMST also offers countless leadership opportunities through its Youth Committee and mentorship programs and provides employment experience for junior counsellors at its summer music camps. In addition to bringing music to kids in Regent Park and Jane Finch, CMST is also supporting music education for Indigenous students at Wandering Spirit School and young newcomers to Canada.
As CMST continues to evolve and expand, the school is looking to grow its fundraising capabilities. It is within this context that CMST welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice-President, Philanthropy.
Reporting to the Executive Director of CMST, this role has been created in support of a new strategic plan and will have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure the expansion of CMST’s contributions to the communities it serves. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will build, lead and execute all fundraising activities, with the goal of increasing CMST’s revenue and ensuring the School’s short-term and long-term financial stability. The Vice-President, Philanthropy in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Senior Leadership Team, will also guide the marketing and communications team’s strategy and deliverables, ensuring consistent branding for the School in all its online and printed materials including fund reports, the annual donor report and all forms of donor acknowledgment. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will maintain their own portfolio of donors while overseeing all staff and volunteer activities regarding the successful identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation prospects and donors, and government grants and funding proposals. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will recruit, mentor and supervise the team, providing coaching, feedback, professional development, and performance management. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will also attend Foundation Board meetings and ensure communications between the school and foundation are open and transparent, and lead efforts to identify, recruit, train, and support its volunteers as required. The Vice-President, Philanthropy must be a proven supporter of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, and will drive continuous organizational improvement as it relates to EDIA across all facets of the school.
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track record of soliciting transformative gifts, engaging in stewardship activities, and being a contributing member to a senior leadership team. You have experience managing annual and multi-year fundraising plans and have strong financial acuity and budget management experience. As a manager, you enjoy mentoring and coaching others, creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture, and developing and evaluating KPIs to promote your team’s growth and success. You are comfortable speaking to a wide range of stakeholders, including community partners, corporate leaders, various levels of government, and staff and volunteers. Experience working in support of a voluntary board of directors is considered an asset. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a CFRE certification is considered an asset.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CMST, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit www.griffithgroup.ca/cmst-vice-president-philanthropy/
CMST welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a any sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Community Music Schools of Toronto and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

OPSEU/SEFPO – Administrator, Employee Relations

OPSEU/SEFPO represents approximately 180,000 members across Ontario. They are full-and part-time workers, as diverse a group as you could imagine. OPSEU/SEFPO’s members work for the Ontario government, inside community colleges, for the LCBO, in the health care and education sectors, and they are employed in a wide range of community agencies within the broader public sector.
OPSEU/SEFPO has an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce that provides the highest level of service to its diverse membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s approximately 350 employees believe in the labour movement and stand at the frontlines to support and fight for what is right for the working people of Ontario. OPSEU/SEFPO’s exceptional team works across Ontario to organize new members, engage and represent the rights of its members in their workplaces and communities, negotiate collective agreements, advance health and safety, attend mediations and arbitrations, plan conferences and events, provide educational sessions, promote anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, address equity-related matters, draft communications, plan and execute campaigns, and the internal work that ensures the organization runs smoothly and efficiently so that OPSEU/SEFPO can service the membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s employees belong to two internal staff unions, the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU) and the Administrative Staff Union (ASU). OPSEU/SEFPO also have a small group of non-unionized employees that work in the Legal Services and Employee Relations Divisions, as well as in the senior leadership domain.
It is within this context that OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Administrator, Employee Relations (“Administrator”).
Reporting to the President, the Administrator is a member of the senior leadership team and provides sound advice to the President’s Office; represents OPSEU/SEFPO in all aspects of labour relations and human resources, including being the key voice in communicating to and connecting with the workforce; and is a role model for professional, kind and caring service for all staff and members. The Administrator will lead and oversee the accommodation/return-to-work process, hiring process, training and development, benefits and pension administration, collective bargaining, performance development and management, onboarding and orientation, career development, mentorship, staff-related programs and initiatives, policy development and implementation, workplace investigations, succession planning and collective agreement interpretation. The Administrator is also involved in defining and implementing the organization’s strategic vision and goals across the organization. The Administrator will work with the President’s Office and the Administrators across the organization to plan and direct organizational and systemic change, delivering results and meeting the goals of OPSEU/SEFPO, both as a union and as an employer who leads by example. The Administrator will lead consultation and provide direction on organizational design and change management initiatives that position the Union and the Employee Relations Division to improve operational effectiveness, and maintain a high-performing, diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce.
The Administrator will lead a team of Employee Relations/Labour Relations and Human Resource professionals. The Administrator will also work collaboratively with the two internal staff unions, establishing strong relationships with their leadership and the bargaining units as a whole, and ensuring strong and positive relations between senior management and staff with the goal to minimize use of the grievance/arbitration process. With OPSEU/SEFPO’s people at the heart of every decision, the Administrator will be invested in developing the staff of the union and will create and maintain a workplace where every employee feels a sense of belonging, can thrive, develop and succeed, translating into the highest level of service for OPSEU/SEFPO members. The Administrator will take a ‘whole-person’ approach to working with employees, and to all aspects of Employee Relations and Human Resources, and put employees first while designing, planning and implementing organizational workplace change initiatives through an equity lens.
The ideal candidate has proven leadership experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization, coupled with depth of experience in Employee Relations, Labour Relations and/or Human Resources. You have experience in complex unionized work environments, and experience with the collective bargaining process and negotiations, mediation, problem-solving and collaboration, and conflict management and resolution. You also have experience in change management, and knowledge relating to accommodations, return-to-work principles, collective agreement interpretation, workplace investigations, union principles and labour laws and jurisprudence. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the ability to foster an inclusive union culture; and recognize equity as an essential and core value. You have the ability to operationalize anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and employment equity practices, and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility programs, strategies and principles into all aspects of Employee Relations. You have sound judgement, strong people leadership, and communication and relationship building skills. A CHRP designation or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education is an asset. French-English bilingualism is also considered an asset.
While qualifications are important, OPSEU/SEFPO also recognizes that lived experience and other experiences that are unique to the individual and are not reflected in formal education or work experience, may render a candidate qualified for the position. If you do not meet the requirements outlined but feel that you have the experience and skills to excel in this position, please apply and share with us why you feel you are the ideal candidate for the position.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with OPSEU/SEFPO, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).
OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, 2SLGBTQ+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
OPSEU/SEFPO and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.